06 February 2019, 13:21

Watch for whales under the midnight sun

Watch for whales under the midnight sun: Iceland Image

Saga Sapphire’s summertime Wild about Iceland cruise reveals nature at its most beautiful

A whale-watching tour under the midnight sun to search for minke and humpback whales is an after-dinner treat on Saga Sapphire’s Wild about Iceland cruise this summer.

Further adventures include going on a 4x4 experience to Stafafell, through incredible mountain scenery, looking out for wildlife and visiting Hvannagil Canyon to enjoy the complete silence while taking in the views.

Guests can also relax in the Blue Lagoon during the evening daylight – rich in natural minerals, the warm water is reputed to have healing properties.

In Siglufjordur, Iceland’s most Northern town, fishing is the mainstay of the economy and a visit to the town’s Herring Museum is on the itinerary as well as a tasting of the local catch before a ‘Herring Show’ featuring singing, dancing and folk music!

From Grundarfjordur, one of the oldest settlements in Iceland, guests can join a walking tour to beautiful waterfalls near Kirkjufell Mountain.

The all-inclusive cruise on Saga Sapphire offers adventure by day while at night guests can bask in the golden light out on deck, watch for whales or take a seat in the Britannia Lounge for lively music and entertainment.

Simon Giles, Senior Shore Excursions Executive, says the Wild About Iceland cruise offers many exciting opportunities ‘to really get under the skin of this fascinating country.’

He said: “The cruise includes an overnight stay in the capital Reykjavik while many excursions give guests the chance to spot some of Iceland’s fantastic wildlife including a visit to Puffin Paradise and a whale-watching cruise to search for blue, humpback and minke whales.

For details visit saga.co.uk/ocean-cruises or call 0800 50 50 30.

15 nights from £3,149 per person departing July 22, 2019. Price includes UK travel package to and from Dover, all meals and entertainment, all-inclusive drinks (a choice of table wines at lunch and dinner, house-branded spirits and soft drinks, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party and unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues), free wifi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, free shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance.

‘Price based on two people sharing an Inside Guarantee cabin where guests receive their cabin number shortly before sailing (or at embarkation) and not at the time of booking. Your cabin may be located anywhere on the ship and twin cabins may have two single beds or one double bed. Further terms and conditions apply. Please call for further details. Fare was correct at the time of going to print and is subject to availability and change.


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Contact Alex Brazier at alex.brazier@saga.co.uk



Alex Brazier